Guardian Tips: How to Get Your Pet Viewed More

In a previous blog, we talked about how you can make your pet’s profile stand out. Along with providing enough information in your pet’s bio, and being quick to respond to messages from Adopters, we emphasize the importance of uploading good photos and videos. Here’s why: Why do my pet’s photos matter so much? People […]

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Adopter FAQ: Am I Ready To Adopt?

It’s all too easy to instantly fall in love with the photos of any of the adorable dogs and cats for adoption on Get Your Pet. But before you schedule a meet-up with, or adopt, that lovable pooch or purr-fect kitty, ask yourself some practical questions. Do I have the time? Time commitments are one of […]

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Adopter FAQ: Messaging Guardians and When to Request a Meet-Up

Once you’ve found a pet that you’re interested in on getyourpet.com, browsing their profile details page is a quick and easy way to see all of their general information at a glance. You’ll find the pet’s age, breed, size, compatibility with kids and other pets, formal training, medical history, and more in their profile. Guardians […]

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The Cat Crisis: Why You Should Adopt A Cat

Cats aren’t any less loving or deserving of a home than dogs, yet they’re often reduced to second-class status at the shelter. Whereas a dog will melt your heart with a friendly lick through the bars of a cage, cats in a shelter tend to be more skittish or reserved, which doesn’t help their case. […]

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Tips For Welcoming Your New Cat into Your Home

Welcoming a new cat or kitten into your heart and home can be exciting! You can make it a little bit less “exciting” if you prepare your home ahead of time and have an idea of what to expect. Here are some tips to smoothing the transition. Environment Coming into a new and unfamiliar place […]

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Breed Spotlight: Chihuahuas

A lot of people come to Get Your Pet intent on adopting a certain dog breed. It’s important to note that while dogs of certain breeds express similar physical characteristics and behavioral tendencies, not all dogs of that breed will look or act identically. One of the most popular breeds in America is the Chihuahua. […]

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November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month!

Why Adopt a Senior Pet? We’ve all done it — walked right past the older, calmer dog or cat at the shelter and made a bee-line to the adorable, wide-eyed pup. Why are we so quick to believe that when it comes to adopting a pet, the younger the better?  Fact is, for many of […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know Pet Insurance Covers

Thank you to guest blogger, Kathryn Mailler, a member of the team at Trupanion, medical insurance for cats and dogs, for providing this information. All pets adopted through getyourpet.com receive 30 days of pet insurance from Trupanion.  With varying companies, policies, and plans, there are plenty of misconceptions about pet health insurance. You may think […]

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Dog Owners – What’s Worth Splurging On and What’s Not?

Having a dog in the household is almost like caring for a small child—one that has unique needs, likes, and dislikes. It can be tempting to shower your four-legged friend with everything they want (or, everything you think they want) and more—but not all toys, treats, services and clothing are worth it. Most new dog […]

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